Chromosomal RNA with an 11% dihydropyrimidine content was extracted from human placental chromatin. Under appropriate conditions, this RNA showed wide-spread in situ hybridization to metaphase chromosomes. This included preferential hybridization to the telomeric regions and heterochromatic short arms of acrocentric chromosomes as well as significant hybridization to Q- and G-positive bands.
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This study was supported in part by Grants HD 01962 and GM 00025 from the NIH.